Miss Porter’s School is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We seek to promote diversity through our programs and hiring.
This policy is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff about the nature of sexual harassment; to encourage members of the Porter's community to discuss offensive conduct early to prevent such behavior and to stop it from escalating; and to eliminate any harassing behavior that may already exist.
Miss Porter's School is a community in which all members have rights to feel safe and respected, and to live, work and learn in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. Inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature can undermine these rights. It is the policy of Porter's that no member of the school may sexually harass another.
Sexual harassment encompasses behavior that is subtle and ambiguous as well as that which is direct and overt. It may involve peers, but it is especially serious when it involves a relationship of authority. Under no circumstances will a sexual relationship between an adult member of the community (someone over 18 not in the status of a student) and a Porter's student be construed as consensual.
In determining whether behavior deemed offensive by the individual to whom it is directed constitutes sexual harassment and, if so, the severity of the harassment and the school's response, the range of the circumstances will be considered. Circumstances may include the nature, frequency, intensity, location, context, and duration of the alleged offensive conduct. Perpetrators as well as victims of sexual harassment can be male or female, students, faculty, spouses or staff. Those who engage in sexual harassment will be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal.
No one should be inhibited from making a complaint of what he or she considers to be harassment for fear of reprisal. Therefore, any form of threat or retaliation against anyone who in good faith makes a complaint of sexual harassment is itself a violation of this policy and is cause for discipline. Violation of this policy, whether intended or not, will not be tolerated. The procedures that Porter's follows are designed to ensure that incidents of sexual harassment will be investigated promptly, and that corrective actions will be taken immediately.
(excerpted from full Sexual Harassment Policy)
Founded in 1843, Miss Porter’s School is an independent, single-sex, boarding school that is fully dedicated to its mission of preparing young women to “shape a changing world.” Located in the historic New England village of Farmington, CT, Miss Porter's school maintains a diverse student-body of around 315 girls in grades 9-12 and is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a world class faculty. We expect that all of our teachers will be among the best in the nation.
Miss Porter's School accepts applications on an ongoing basis for teaching positions. All interested educators are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to Chief Academic Officer, Tim Quinn, at email@example.com. For those interested in non-faculty positions, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include job title in your subject line.
Miss Porter’s School is committed to offering a distinctive, student-centered curriculum that helps girls to build skills in the traditional liberal arts while also specifically preparing them for successful careers in a dynamic, fast-paced future. We are in the process of designing a more interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum that will require students to explore and address authentic problems. This work will be augmented by a personalized program of instruction in core academic skills. Through this curriculum, students will be exposed to multiple methods for addressing a problem and will be required to become -- in the words of our mission -- “informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.”
To this end, we seek teachers who, first and foremost, are excited by the vision outlined above. Prospective teaching candidates should have expertise in at least one field, and an interest in and ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting. They should also be adept at managing a dynamic, active, student-centered classroom, and be committed to teaching in ways that are the best for girls. Ideal candidates will be skilled in curriculum design in the UbD framework and familiar with project-based learning, authentic assessment, and standards-based grading. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and share in residential-life responsibilities. Hence, an interest in coaching or coordinating extra-curricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties is a must. All candidates must have strong written and oral communications skills and must be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Perhaps most importantly, candidates must have a high degree of cross-cultural competency and be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of school life. Our teachers work to create equitable classrooms in which students have equal access and opportunities to learn and achieve to their fullest potential. Last, but not least, a sense of humor is always appreciated.
Working at a boarding school is a demanding job, and, thus, we seek candidates who are willing to work long, hard hours when school is in session, knowing that their work is worth it because they are changing lives for the better. Porter’s provides a competitive and robust set of benefits to its faculty, which include significant opportunities for professional growth. Miss Porter’s School generally provides housing for its faculty, but unlike most boarding schools, does not ask academic teaching faculty to live in dormitories.
The role of the Security Officer is to provide safety and security services to Miss Porter’s School on a daily basis and to respond to emergencies on campus. In addition, this individual promotes good community relations by working and communicating effectively with the Director of Facilities, Safety and Security, all community members, and visitors to our campus.
Perform foot and motor patrols of campus and related properties, including building checks
Perform crosswalk duty at Main Street and Mountain Road.
Perform parking lot duties and monitoring as required
Monitor and report maintenance problems to appropriate personnel
Maintain a safe environment for students, faculty and staff
Manage the arrival of deliveries on campus and occasionally receive deliveries
During lock downs, secure school as required
Respond to calls for emergency and non-emergency assistance on campus
Perform medical and emergency first aid as required
Monitor fire and burglar alarms and respond to any activated alarms
Perform additional assignments as directed by the Director of Facilities, Safety and Security, and other school administrators
Post-secondary education or training in security, customer service, or a related field
Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to prepare reports
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, evidenced by demeanor and previous training
Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office suite and other industry-driven software
Current driver’s license with good driving record
First Aid/AED/CPR certified
Valid CT Guard Card
Past law enforcement experience preferred
Ability to relate well to the diverse populations of the school
Ability to walk, run, climb multiple staircases, bend, stoop, and carry a minimum of 40 pounds, and to perform aforementioned foot patrols and crosswalk duties in all types of weather conditions
Ability to respond to high-stress situations in a calm and efficient manner
Flexibility to work varying hours and shifts
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
Miss Porter's School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please include the job title in the subject of the email.
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